Friday, February 25, 2011

A few questions



"Have you entered into the treasury of snow?"


"Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water?"


"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?"



"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that an abundance of water may cover you?"



"Have you entered the springs of the sea?"



"From whose womb comes the ice?"



"And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?"



"Where is the way to the dwelling of light?  And darkness, where is its place,"



"That you may take it to its territory,
That you may know the paths to its home?"



"Do you know it, because you were born then,
Or because the number of your days is great?"



"Has the rain a father?"



"Or who has begotten the drops of dew?"



"Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?'
Can you set their dominion over the earth?"



"Who has put wisdom in the mind?
Or given understanding to the heart?"



"Does the hawk fly by your wisdom
And spread its wings towards the south?


"It dwells on the rock, and resides
On the crag of the rock and the stronghold.
From there it spies out the prey;
Its eyes observe from afar.
Its young ones suck up blood;
And where the slain are, there it is."



"Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?
He who rebukes God, let him answer it."

(Bernie cross country skied for an hour while I snowshoed along beside him, photographing Mill Creek after our heavy snowfall last Saturday.  That evening at church we saw an video of a man walking down a paved road and speaking the Job chapters 38-40 in one long shot.  It was so stirring to hear the passages read aloud...and when I looked at the pictures I had taken, the scriptures came back to mind.  If you are looking for some good "read aloud" material for a snowy day, those passages are marvelous.  And no...I don't know the answers to any of God's questions, but I hope to find out from Him in person one day.)

11 comments:

Vicki said...

Fabulous photos! The Scripture seems appropriate, too! Yeah...one day, we'll have our bazillion questions answered by The Omniscient One! :)

(Oooohhh...goosebumps!)

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Man you guys have had a lot of snow up there this winter. I keep thinking about my cousin in Lehi.

And I wannnnnna be there! :)

Beautiful shots.

ellen b. said...

Wonderful that you paired this amazing photos with the amazing Word! Beautiful!

Vee said...

Just wonderful...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I echo Vee's words...'Just wonderful'!

Sara said...

What a wonderful post, Jill! I recognized Job right away, and it is so perfect for these amazing photos!

Kathy said...

You put this post together so beautifully....i just wanted to walk down that path and let those questions run through my mind.....Our God is and awesome God!

Mary Smith said...

So lovely and inspiring! Thank you!

Pondside said...

This is why I love to read blogs - once in a while I come across something like this.
Wonderful, indeed.

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.

Lovella ♥ said...

Jill. .the walk and scripture work together so beautifully. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos in this way.